Change Makers’ Prize – Te Tohu Whakawhitinga o Te Rā

April 7, 2021

Entries are now open for the Change Makers’ Prize, a competition to inspire rangatahi across New Zealand to voice their opinion on an issue that affects them, their community, or all of Aotearoa.

This is a new competition offered by the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives and Parliamentary Service (the agencies that support Parliament). It aims to get young people thinking and talking about issues they’re passionate about, enhancing their understanding of Parliament and the change they can create now, and in the future, as engaged citizens.

The competition asks students to imagine they are giving a speech to Parliament and to submit a short video of that speech in which they express their opinion on their chosen issue and the action they think Parliament could take to address it.

Entries will be accepted in any language can be made as individuals or groups, with prizes awarded for each category. Winners in each category will be rewarded with a fully-funded individual or class trip to Wellington to enjoy a behind-the-scenes, parliamentary experience in person!

Below you’ll find the full details of the competition and conditions of entry.

You can find our resources page here. You might these resources helpful when having a korero with students about what Parliament is, and how changes are made through Parliament.

Entries close at 5pm on Friday, 7 May.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact us on

Change Makers Individual Entry Form

Change Makers Group Entry Form

Change Makers Prize Terms and Conditions